List of elementary physics formulaeEdit

Fluid Dynamics looks like it is missing some info, but I checked the history and could not find much (I don't think I know how to search the history too well). The Kaleb (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 12:58, 15 October 2009 (UTC).

Yep. I lost that section of my notes and don't have my books with me. I'll fill it in if it's still empty once I can. Regards -Craig Pemberton (talk) 14:36, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Biographical entriesEdit

Hey mate. I noticed that you've started removing entries from the list of biographical articles with incompatible dates of birth. Good work! It's always nice to another person helping. Here's a tip though: when you find a website that verifies a particular date of birth, instead of putting the URL in your edit summary, try putting it in the 'references' section instead. That way, people will know where to verify the information themselves without having to dig through the article's history.

If you're not sure about how to work with references, feel free to leave a note either here or on my talk page. :) --Cryptic C62 · Talk 04:03, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

DeletionEdit

Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. However, I had to undo your recent edit to Autarchoglossa because it is not appropriate to blank the contents of a page. If you think a page should be deleted, please follow the appropriate process as described at Wikipedia:Deletion policy. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 09:51, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

Cowry helpEdit

It's good to have more interest in the Cowry article! The overriding concern (IMO) is the species list. I have worked on it for some time now. There were (and still are) many errors; so many that I deleted the list earlier this year (after fair warning in discussion), only to have a 'senior' editor restore it—despite my concerns that it presumes to be authoritative—because it was his 'preference' to have it. Several sub-species had been 'elevated' to species, a seemingly disproportionate number of new 'species' installed, plus a species with disallowed punctuation, another with a wrong date (based on an internet source considered an authority, but was wrong in this particular case),... blah, blah, blah. After recently investigating the -i or -ii endings on specific names, I have chosen to leave all further responsibility for errors in this list with the above-mentioned 'senior' editor.

The case of Cypraea gaskoini is typical: I queried those on the CONCH-L listserve group about this and had one person (from Hawaii) say, 'It IS spelled Gaskoinii in the citing reference,... only to have someone with deeper knowledge reply that while the 'temporary index' in Reeve's work spelled it with -ii, the actual description by Reeve spelled it with -i. I, for one, do not have such resources at my disposal and, from the species list in Cowry, no one thus far has.

May I presume that, since you added a wikilink to Cypraea granulata that you are going to create a stub for it, also? Oh!, BTW, did I say "Welcome" to the Cowry article? ;)
Makuabob (talk) 16:27, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

Bivalve IssuesEdit

  • Oyster claims heart and veins, yet bivalve claims hemolymph. If this is true both pages should clarify.
  • Oyster has a section on nitrogen that sounds confused. Source is an article from The Economist which also sounds confused. It is possibly subtly incorrect due to the poor science editing and expert should check it.
  • Pacific_oyster#Life_Cycle states that the larva is planktonic but the description describes a nektonic animal. Could someone clarify?

I tried to sort that last point out as best as I could. Invertzoo (talk) 01:11, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

ReplyEdit

Thanks for your note and glad to hear that you enjoyed the rapid growth of the corneous article. Actually believe it or not I have no degrees: I am more or less entirely self-trained in malacology, although over the years I have very much benefited from close association with various museums, and from knowing several experts quite well. I am a serious amateur, or semi-professional since I have had employment in the subject from time to time. My research has been all self-funded and independent. There are a few other people in this field who are advanced amateurs like myself. There is a long-standing tradition of that in this subject. As I say on my user page, I am an old-fashioned naturalist in the 19th century mold. It's a pattern that goes back to Charles Darwin and a hundred years before him too. Invertzoo (talk) 22:35, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

Where's the Sarah shell in conchology?Edit

Hi Craig. I've noticed awhile ago in the conchology article, that there was a brief mention of a rare shell called "the Sarah shell." I just checked back and it's gone. And I know I saw it there, at least twice, this summer. What happened to it? I'm writing an eco-thriller when that shell somewhat has a center focus on it. Wikipedia had the only mention of it, when I couldn't find it anywhere else on teh Internet. Please let me know, even if you got the source for it. Thank you. ~~Kristen Howe~~ —Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.43.183.16 (talk) 20:53, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

There is still an unsourced reference in an older version. The mention was removed. As far as I can tell it was vandalism and "Sara" was someone the vandal was poking fun at. Remember; you can always see the older versions of any page by hitting the 'history' tab at the top of the page! Craig Pemberton (talk) 21:05, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Gastropods BarnstarsEdit

  The Gastropod-star
Although you are quite new to the project, for the work you have already put into ProjectGastropods, I award you, Craig, this Barnstar. Congratulations! Invertzoo (talk) 12:40, 26 July 2009 (UTC)


  A piece of Jimbo's star
For the effort that Craig has already put into helping make WikiProject Gastropods as great as it is, I award you a piece of the barnstar that Jimbo gave us on Saturday July 25 2009 at arnstar that Jimbo gave us on Saturday July 25 2009 at Wiki-Conference New York. This piece of star has a diamond in it! Invertzoo (talk) 12:40, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

NamesEdit

Hello Craig, only generic names and specific names and lower ones are in italics in zoology. The upper ones are in not in italics in zoology. --Snek01 (talk) 16:26, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

Thanks Snek. I read that scientific names should be treated as latin (foreign) and thus italicized. This contradicts the more specific convention on capitalization of scientific names which I will now observe. Craig Pemberton (talk) 17:52, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

Template deletionEdit

You can't use a prod to delete a template - that's for articles only. You need Wikipedia:Templates for deletion. Fences&Windows 19:47, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

Sea shell topics template, here [1]Edit

I see this template is listed for deletion. Honestly I don't really mind one way or the other if it gets deleted or not, but I could not find where it was listed so as to see what your objections are to it. Drop me a line and let me know OK? Thanks Invertzoo (talk) 01:28, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

Hi Invertzoo! I'm not sure where this argument goes so I'll put it here and if that's incorrect I trust you'll tell me. The template can be seen on the page for nacre. The template does not give a coherent overview of the subject and thus lends noise and confusion to the article. If someone wants to take a random tangent through seashell related topics that is easy enough to do using the links within the article itself. The structure of the template is:

  • seashells
  • mollusk(sic) shells
snail shells
clam shells
nacre
tusk shells
chitons

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crustacean shells
horseshoe crabs
echinoderm tests
brachiopod shells
---
exoskeleton
conchology

This seems to imply, among other things:

  1. Mollusc shells are not a subset of seashells.
  2. Snail is a valid taxon.
  3. Nacre is a species of mollusc.
  4. Octopi, squid, nautiluses, ammonites, etc are not molluscs or don't have shells.
  5. That crustaceans, echinoderms, and brachiopods are molluscs.
  6. That exoskeleton and conchology somehow fall together in the same category with taxa.
  7. That there are no other relevant subjects falling under the header of seashells.

I find this very confusing and I don't see how it elucidates the subject at all. Craig Pemberton (talk) 03:47, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

I tend to agree with you that it is a messy template all in all. By the way, "mollusk" is the correct spelling in the USA. I think this template was originally seen as a way that an amateur seashell fancier might easily find various seashell-related articles, but I'm not sure it even serves that purpose well.
I remember I tried to improve this template quite a while ago, but I know almost nothing about the code one uses in template space, so I had trouble fixing it up. But now I had another go, as you will see. It's still not great, but it's better, clearer anyway. Invertzoo (talk) 19:16, 6 August 2009 (UTC)
As for where you should post your objections, I think probably that should be on the Wikipedia:Templates for deletion page. As far as I can tell you did not list it there yet?
This is much better. I don't mind leaving it there now. I looked at that page and didn't see anything about seashells so I guess I would need to start a new section? Anyhow, I'll remove the template. It seems unnecessary but it's not harming anything and much more attractive and probably bound to be useful to someone. Thanks! =) Craig Pemberton (talk) 20:33, 6 August 2009 (UTC)
Well I hope it turns out to be useful to someone. If not then it can be deleted at some point in the future I guess. Invertzoo (talk) 23:08, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

SolReSolEdit

Trying to find out all I can about SolreSol, and I came across an old university page that said you had written a translator program. If this is true then I'd love to find out more. I'm a school teacher in Australia and am trying to see if I can use solresol in a number of ways (one of which being a universal language that future scientists use to communicate with semi-sentient nano tech ((it's a SF novel))

Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.217.84.128 (talk) 03:35, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

sorry, forgot to leave any address if I have found the right person... If you have any info about translating solresol, can you drop me an email. teacher.travis[at]gmail.com

Thanks again..... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.217.84.128 (talk) 03:38, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

Yes I have the source somewhere I'll contact my team-members to see if they are willing to release the source, which is likely. The program takes solfège and returns a moderately tripy animated colour gradient video with synthesized tones. The other part of the group wrote the translator code from English to SolReSol. -Craig Pemberton (talk) 05:44, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

Bold letters in LaTeXEdit

Try the \boldsymbol command:  . You need to be using the packages amssymb and amsmath; which, it would seem, Wikipedia does. ~~ Dr Dec (Talk) ~~ 13:35, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

See alsoEdit

Can I just point you to the guideline on page layout at WP:ALSO. Pages already linked in the body of an article are not normally put into the "See also" section as well. SpinningSpark 21:21, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

These are concepts which are parallel to the concept of the article, and as such, deserve to be listed in "See also" or a template. -Craig Pemberton (talk) 23:49, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

Pronunciation of gyrosEdit

I don't see how they could have copied the pron. because it is different. In the case of 'gyro' (short for gyroscope), they give [jahy-roh] IPA /ˈdʒaɪroʊ/; in the case of 'gyros' (food), they give [jeer-oh, zheer-oh; Gk. yee-raw] IPA /ˈdʒɪəroʊ, ˈʒɪəroʊ; Gk. ˈyirɔ/. I do know that /'jiro/ would be more 'authentic', but that doesn't appear to be the standard English pronunciation. --macrakis (talk) 20:26, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

Well, lets just take a survey of 5 or 6 dictionaries, including Wiktionary, and use the average ordering, with no commentary about which is more popular or whatever. -Craig Pemberton 20:58, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

Project GastropodsEdit

Hi Craig Pemberton, I just dropped in to check if you consider yourself to be still active in WikiProject Gastropods? I assume you would say yes because I see you recently reverted some vandalism on the Guilfordia yoka article, but I just wanted to check, as I am attempting to update our member's list. Thanks so much and best wishes, Invertzoo (talk) 22:54, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

Yep. I haven't be doing much work on gastropods in particular, but I'm still around. Hope you're doing well. -Craig Pemberton 23:04, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

This editEdit

Please explain. Phantom Hoover (talk) 17:20, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

Merge discussion for Media plannerEdit

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NPOV tagEdit

You added this npov tag without any entry on the talkpage. Care to elaborate there? User:LeadSongDog come howl 18:01, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

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This is an image for a draft I ended up not using. The copyright probably expired a century ago. I forget where it is from. It would be best if you went ahead and deleted it. -Craig Pemberton 02:43, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of ThanquolEdit

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It's okay to delete this. It was an exercise in working with Wikipedia for my brother-in-law. I won't personally vouch for it's notability. -Craig Pemberton 02:52, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

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Delete away!-Craig Pemberton 06:40, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

Robbie MannheimEdit

Hey Craig.. Don't know if you're around or if you remember me ;) doesn't seem like you've been editing much recently.. If you get a change, can you please have a quick look at my RfC Talk:Robbie_Mannheim#Proposal_to_move_this_page and if possible leave a comment with your opinion? There isn't much interest in the article at the moment, it's still a bit of a messy battleground and I think this would be a positive step to move it forward. Cheers mate. Vespine (talk) 06:01, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Your explanation makes perfect sense. Thanks for your help. Vespine (talk) 23:39, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

I snuffled my way here just to thank you for myself. You helped with an issue on which we were a bit stuck. Your work looks of interest; one day I hope to peruse some of it. I am a lifelong fan of Einstein's, and enjoy studying the ramifications of Unified Field Theory.76.195.86.155 (talk) 06:39, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

Glad I could help out. =) I'm sorry if I voted differently than you were expecting Vespine. Best regards, -Craig Pemberton 01:45, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

Sorry to return, I wish to ask if you can help or refer us to someone for Robbie_Mannheim. vespine and I are working hard and with total consensus to imrpove the work...but user Anupam continues to revert agreed-upon edits and foisting his POV without a peep on the talk page. His crazy issues have forced us to keep creating new topic headings just to address what he keeps doing. Please help! Would you respond at the very bottom of the talk page please?75.21.106.189 (talk) 18:19, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

I don't have a lot of time currently but I've requested outside arbitration. I hope something comes of it. -Craig Pemberton 23:45, 11 September 2010 (UTC)
Hi Craig. Sorry about this, can I just put on record that I had nothing to do with user 75 coming here and making this request. I think 75 has gone a bit overboard with his accusations. He doesn't seem to be the most stable kind of personality, he has very sporadic posting habits and a very short fuse. I tried to be objective and reasonable but 75 doesn't seem to be interested in listening to reason, for some reason he has it in his head that Anupam is some sort of evil scheming villain and it just seems he can't get along. When I gave him a list of anupam's edits for the past two weeks and showed him that I disagreed with about half of them, which were all single edits or single reverts (no 3 reverts), he flies off the handle, takes offence at something in my post and accuses me of excessively defending anupam, then storms off for the 3rd time.. I'm happy to change my stance if I see some evidence of Anupam's "transgressions".. Lol, 75's a character, I'll give him that, I like the guy and appreciate his help, but I think it's probably for the best if he takes a bit of a break. Vespine (talk) 02:10, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the assistance. Whatever is posted, the article is coming along well enough and I regret my lack of a fuse. I'm pleased that Vespine chimed in to clarify the issue. I did not mean to give the impression that I speak for Vespine, since one cannot speak for anyone else except oneself.75.21.111.206 (talk) 12:10, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

List of epidemicsEdit

I think in general saying "references in respective articles" does not work well. If the subject article is vandalized, or innocently sources are removed, the article remains sourceless. Also, In this specific case, when I last maintained the list, many of the references were missing from the respective article. May I suggest that you add a column to the table for references, and restore the ones missing? I am not going to press this, that article has already taken too much of my time, so it's up to you. Cheers, and happy editing. --Muhandes (talk) 18:45, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

If sources are missing from the articles, they should be moved to the articles themselves. Cleanly encapsulating the sources will encourage coherence and reduce errors. As not all epidemics listed have pages, this may not be possible. I like your idea of maintaining a column of sources, even though it will create a small amount of redundancy. BTW, the revision system ensures that commits never destroy data so we don't have to rely on ad-hoc systems like lists to back up our work. Cheers,-Craig Pemberton 01:06, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
I could think of other reasons why a source in a list is different from a source that would be put on the subject article, but this would be for the sake of the argument, not the practice. As long as we agree to keep the sources, the reasoning is secondary. Are you planning on rewriting the entire page as one huge table? I thought braking into regions has its merits, though I can definitely also see how one table sorted by year has its merits too. How about adding a sortable "region" column to satisfy both needs? Cheers, and happy editing. --Muhandes (talk) 07:27, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
You seem to have left the article in half-baked state. Any chance you'll return to it? --Muhandes (talk) 16:50, 3 February 2011 (UTC)
Oh man I totally spaced on this one. Yes I need to finish! I'll try to get to it by this weekend. -Craig Pemberton 18:45, 3 February 2011 (UTC)
Well done on completing it! --Muhandes (talk) 21:28, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

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In Serializability : Tag - Introduction may be too longEdit

05:47, 21 February 2011 Craig Pemberton (talk | contribs) (55,512 bytes) (lead should be clearer and shorter see WP:LEAD) (undo)

Craig,

The lead should give a fair short summary of the article. If too short it misses its purpose. In your Wiki links (in the tag) 3-4 paragraphs for a >30,000 article is acceptable, so I do not quite see the problem that justifies the tag. Please remove the tag.

This article has been evolved for almost five years. It is within a specialized mathematical area though an effort has been made to use English only rather than Math symbols. I find every word and sentence important, unlike other, non-mathematical texts, where you may have more latitude. It may be improved, but please do not cut text in a way that changes meaning. You ended with changing, e.g., to "serializability of a transaction" which does not have any meaning within existing concurrency control, and thus really harms the article. If you are not an expert (and clearly you are not), please do not change meaning (which clearly was not your intention, but you failed). --Comps (talk) 13:49, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

From Talk:Serializability

Thanks --Comps (talk) 14:02, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Two-phase locking : Added cleanup tagEdit

Copied from Talk:Two-phase locking

I don't have time to fix but capitalization and citation style is inconsistent with the rest of Wikipedia. Maybe this was what Neilc was getting after. -Craig Pemberton 00:37, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

The previous citation style is a legitimate in-line one in Wiki, and sometimes I find it better for the reader (to see the ref's short ID in the text without navigating to the References, especially if many repetitions). I have researched. Comps (talk) 14:48, 22 February 2011 (UTC)
Also, the introduction needs to be more clear and concise, giving a better sense of context to a reader. Details go later in the article, the intro should be a solid synopsis. -Craig Pemberton 00:42, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
Craig, I appreciate your knowledge in Wiki guidelines and English, and they are very helpful for the article. However, when you change sentences' meanings and it results in incorrect statements, you harm the article. E.g., you ended up with "Neither 2PL or S2PL are known to be used in practice" which is an incorrect sentence. It should be "Neither 2PL or S2PL in their general forms are known to be used in practice" to be correct. As I wrote to you in Talk:Serializability this is a specialized Math subject, and very easy to fail in to a non-expert. I have not reverted since found value, but I had to correct, and have not finished correcting your corrections yet.
I find your clean-up tag in its current form quite useless. Please be specific, or remove tag. This article has been evolved in almost five years, and every word and sentence have received attention. Thanks, --Comps (talk) 14:28, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

--Comps (talk) 14:38, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

LEGITIMATE CONCERNSEdit

Wait, I mean... This is really me! BUT YOU'LL NEVER FIGURE OUT WHO!!!

--DarthCaboose (talk) 19:11, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

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Melogale range.pngEdit

OK, first of all, thanks for all the work you've been doing with the badger maps.

Secondly, could you tell me what the colors on this map mean? As far as I can tell, orange = Bornean ferret-badger, green = Javan ferret-badger, and azure = Chinese ferret-badger. But is red supposed to be historic range of all ferret-badgers? (and if so, do you have a source?) Otherwise, I'm going to assume it's supposed to be the Burmese ferret-badger range, and alter it accordingly.

Also, have you considered uploading your work directly to the Wikimedia Commons, so that people on other wikis can use your files? I see that you don't have an account there yet, but you can create one easily if you merge your accounts.

Thanks,
~Q

Hey! I'm working on each map doing something slightly better than the previous time. Those things include better documentation, possibly a visual key, moving to Commons, etc. Hopefully I'll have time to produce more maps soon. I'm thinking about writing some code to make things easier and less error prone. Thanks for input! Feel free to edit the map yourself. Craig Pemberton (talk) 17:01, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

Invitation to help assess Wikipedia:WikiProject GastropodsEdit

Hi. I am inviting members of some WikiProjects to take part in evaluating their projects in order to help the Wikimedia Foundation better understand such projects from the inside, to encourage reflection on best practices, and to compile a list of best practices as recommended by a number of projects. I am contacting you because you are listed as an active member of Wikipedia:WikiProject Gastropods. Having witnessed that project's work in the past in my volunteer capacity, I'd very much like to include it. I hope that you will have time and interest in participating. As much or as little as you would like to supply would be gratefully received. The assessment questions are posted at Wikipedia:WikiProject Gastropods/Self-assessment. I will myself steer clear of the page until after any discussion seems to have become dormant, at which point I will ask questions to make sure that I am developing a good overview of opinions. Thanks. --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 13:01, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

Range mapsEdit

It's great that you're making the derivative range maps you've uploaded, but they're all missing credit for the authors and the other information required to establish their copyright status—except the images, such as File:Leopardus range.png, that I've added this to. They need to give the actual images from which they are derived; the licenses of the originals, which have to be compatible (see commons:Commons:Collages); and the authors. Would you mind adding this? For more information, you can see commons:Commons:Licensing, commons:Commons:Derivative works, and other pages here and on Wikimedia Commons; you probably can use tool derivativeFX to automatically generate full descriptions in the future. Thanks, —innotata 03:27, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

I agree. Further, the map on the 'Otter' article has no key to explain what the colours refer to; it could be a diagram of the global distribution of otter breeds, or the population etc. Please could you include a key so the map isn't rendered meaningless. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.33.54.253 (talk) 00:43, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

This is a serious problem. The derivatives you've made without attributing the authors of the originals are violating the terms of the licenses, and thus are copyright violations. I don't want to get them deleted, but I don't want to fix all of them and don't think anyone else will; if they aren't fixed, I think I'll have to nominate them for deletion, this deletion is frequent for other types of derivatives. —innotata 22:16, 2 January 2012 (UTC)
No key has been added and the map is still very hard to understand. I would prefer that someone fixed it and cited the original authors. The fact that it doesn't have a legend at least is a very serious issue as the range map is thus impossible to understand. - Biocrite (talk) 00:57, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
I have a very busy schedule these days. I have a pie in the sky dream of handing all the data and attributions programmatically but I would probably need help from a GIS expert and way more free time than I foresee having any time soon. Genera and higher maps should be considered to inherit the citations of their child maps (eg species). A dedicated editor should be able to figure out the citations. The species maps are fully cited and clear of copyright issues to the best of my knowledge. Furthermore there should be a textual legend, or it should be decipherable for an editor who would like to fix it by looking at the child maps of a given map. 02:14, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
Just for the record: these images are not clear of copyright issues until you attribute all contributors. That's how Creative Commons etc. licenses that require attribution work, we need to specifically know files are free. They can all be deleted at any time if you don't want to put in the work to attribute everybody whose work you used. —innotata 21:20, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

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Pantanal cat range mapEdit

I note that the range map of the Pantanal cat, which I believe is your work, contradicts the text of the article and the two range maps linked in the references section (one of which is behind a pay wall; the other is here). I gather that the map was interpretation based on an earlier version of the article, and on a range map for the colocolo, so the contradiction is understandable. However, I thought you should know, in case you wish to modify it accordingly. Anaxial (talk) 21:03, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

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The map showing the range of the MustelaEdit

Hi there. Thank you for your contributions. I think the Mustela range map you've introduced is not correct. At least it is in conflict with the text in the Mustela page and with map in the Mustela nivalis page. Cheers. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.96.145.226 (talk) 08:27, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Reference and reference formatting adviceEdit

Hey Craig,

I just posted a question about references on a rarely-seen talk page and wondered if you could weigh in on it when you get the chance. It's at the Prose Life of Alexander talk page.

-Ben (talk) 14:33, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Otter range mapEdit

I noticed someone just axed your range map in that article, stating that there was no source or color key. I guess they have a point, at least re the latter (sources for range maps appear to be somewhat optional anyway, as far as I know). Could you please provide the color key? The map would certainly be nice to have in the info box... Cheers -- Elmidae (talk) 12:46, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

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